Buy New
  • List Price: $34.95
  • You Save: $21.96 (63%)
Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
From Up on Poppy Hill (Bl... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: discountedmediaoutlet
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Melva's
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

From Up on Poppy Hill

DVD Included

DVD + Blu-ray

4.6 out of 5 stars 474 customer reviews
Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.
Amazon's Choice for "from up on poppy hill blu-ray"

Additional Multi-Format options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 03, 2013)
DVD Included
$12.99 $9.99

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Frequently bought together

  • From Up on Poppy Hill (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)
  • +
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (Bluray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • My Neighbor Totoro (Bluray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
Total price: $38.97
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Secret World of Arrietty, comes another animated triumph. Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi (Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Anton Yelchin) – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. From a screenplay by Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki and featuring an all-star English voice cast!

Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) was the top-grossing animated film in Japan in 2011 (outdrawing two Pokémon movies), and won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The story unfolds in Yokohama during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Each morning as she prepares for school, industrious Umi Matsuzaki (voiced by Sarah Bolger) flies signal flags from her family's boarding house in memory of her father, who was lost at sea during the Korean War. Shun Kazama (Anton Yelchin), the engaging editor of the high school newspaper, gets her involved in his campaign to preserve "the Latin Quarter," a beloved but dilapidated building that houses the school clubs. The effort to save the ramshackle structure sparks a believable romance between these likable teenagers. Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa adapted the story from a graphic novel by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama. The filmmaking is more intimate and assured than Goro Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea (2006). Many Japanese retain a nostalgia for the early '60s, when the Olympics proclaimed their country's reemergence from the destruction of World War II and the period of rebuilding that followed. Kyo Sakamoto's crossover pop hit "Ue o muite aruko," which Americans know as "Sukiyaki," sets the tone. The Ghibli artists outdid themselves creating the dust and junk decades of high school students left in the Latin Quarter: the audience can understand both the students' affection for their ratty headquarters and the administrators' desire to be rid of an eyesore. At a time when American animation is dominated by fast-paced, big-budget CG films, From Up on Poppy Hill reminds viewers of the singular warmth of hand-drawn animation. (Rated PG: some mature themes, minor tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

See all Editorial Reviews

Product details

  • Actors: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks, Aubrey Plaza
  • Directors: Gorô Miyazaki
  • Writers: Chizuru Takahashi, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Patrick Mullen, Tetsurô Sayama
  • Producers: Chizuru Takahashi, Frank Marshall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Cinedigm
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 474 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "From Up on Poppy Hill (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

June 2, 2017
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
November 21, 2015
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
January 11, 2014
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

From Up on Poppy Hill (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: From Up on Poppy Hill (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: ghibli movies, anime movies, studio ghibli, studio ghibli films, the hills, hayao miyazaki